You and Your Parents
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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT'S CONFLICT W/PARENTS. DICK LEAVES PARENTS ANGRILY & GOES HOME WITH MR. MARTIN WHO COUNSELS DICK ABOUT HOW CHILDREN GROW UP, BUT STILL NEED GUIDANCE & CONTROL. DICK RETURNS TO PARENTS IN MORNING, & THEY DEVELOP NEW UNDERSTANDING.
FAMILIES PARENTS CHILDREN CONFLICT UNDERSTANDING GUIDANCE Safety Danger Lurks
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
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- United States
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Subject: Only The First 58 Seconds Are Here!
Subject: Incompetents uploading
Subject: Dont be a Dick.
Subject: Appreciating Your Parents, High School Edition
Naturally, Mr. Martin recognizes that Dick is running away from home. Turns out that he got in fight with his parents (dad) about coming home late. After a piece of cake, Dick stays the night. After Dick goes to bed, Mr. Martin calls his parents (Dad), who ineffectually agrees to allow Dick to stay.
Now, this whole sequence prompts several questions. How many kids, even in the 1950s, would dress in a suit and overcoat to run away from home? Why go to Mr. Martin's, who is only identified as the leader of a club? Dick's parents seem to be awfully controlling (picking friends, clothes, etc.), but the mother is rendered mute and the father seems weak.
Anyway, Mr. Martin for the second half, sits Dick down and explains to him why his parents act they way they do. There is some good advice here; that Dick needs to show he's responsible rather than expect to be treated like a grown up instantly. Once Mr. Martin convinces Dick to go back home, Mr. Martin then narrates the outcome.
Overall, the film is pretty typical Coronet, if a bit on the mild side. There is still a level ridiculousness in the staging and setup that finds with the period social guidance films.
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